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Anna Bamford shares her beauty essentials
ModelCo Australian ambassador Anna Bamford is just weeks away from taking the stage alongside Hollywood royalty, oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett in STC’s The Present. Ahead of her already sold out season at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney, Anna shares with us some behind the scenes insight and of course, the essential beauty tips that get her through during busy rehearsal schedules and travelling.
Do you have any beauty secrets or must-have products that help to keep you on your game when travelling?
At the moment I am loving the new ModelCo Lash and Line Superlash Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner – the 2-in-1 feature is genius! I love playing up my eyes and this is a handy product to take on the road with me. I always travel with my ModelCo Rosehip Luxury Facial Oil – I love applying it to my skin.
Next up we’ll be seeing you on stage in STC’s The Present, what can you tell us about that?
I’m in the middle of rehearsing The Present by Andrew Upton. It’s his adaptation of Chekhovs Platanov and he’s set it in 1995 Russia. It’s been great working on something so different to Wonderland. The cast is full of people I’ve admired for years so it’s been a great learning experience for me.
What is it like working with acting legends Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh?
It’s been really inspiring. They’re both so generous and they make the rehearsal room a really warm and welcoming place. When they’re rehearsing scenes I’m not in I’ll sit up the back and watch. It’s like an acting masterclass watching them every day. I feel incredibly lucky.
Is there a difference between the makeup you wear on screen and the makeup worn on stage?
I think that depends on a lot of things like what character you’re playing or how big the theatre is you’re playing in. At WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) I did my own stage make up.
We imagine you’ve spent a bit of time in the makeup chair, have you picked up any cool beauty tips and tricks along the way?
How to rock a bold eye! It’s all about that top lash line and curling your eyelashes. ModelCo Turbo Lashwand Heated Eyelash Curler is perfect for creating dramatic lashes, and ModelCo Shadow Sticks create beautiful depth.
What are your makeup essentials for a red carpet event?
I love old-school glamour – a classic red lip, really defined eyes and bronzed, glowing skin. This year for the Logies I wore ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Purple Sangria which looked fabulous and stayed on all night. I think a primer is really important too, ModelCo Face Base does the trick. Also I am a big fan of ModelCo One Night Tan.
What are the top three products that you can’t live without?
ModelCo More Brows, ModelCo Lash and Line Superlash Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner and Dior Addict perfume